White supremacy: still the problem

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

White supremacy and racism is rampant at Guilford. That’s a fact, not an opinion, but white people on campus seem to be surprised by it.

People of color have been experiencing and fighting white supremacy and racism at Guilford since its beginning. White people, on the other hand, have been ignorant and silent, thus actively contributing to it.

Guilford cannot say we are upholding our core values such as diversity, equality or justice while white supremacy is being upheld and perpetuated on this campus.

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KKK list proves racism still prevalent

Nicole Zelniker, World and Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

The unidentified hacker collective called Anonymous released a list of over 1,000 KKK members in October.

Many of those listed were already known KKK members or sympathizers of the KKK. Many of the names were also disproved. Regardless, the fact that the KKK could still be so prevalent in politics in 2015 is ridiculous.

The fact that we live in a society so racist that we believe something like this is terrifying.

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HB 318 bans refuge for undocumented immigrants

June Park, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

“We are a nation of laws,” said North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, before signing House Bill 318. “No politician should choose which laws to obey and which laws not to obey, and this includes immigration law.”

The Protect North Carolina Workers Act was signed on Oct. 28, pacifying some but rousing others.

As its name suggests, the law is an attempt to help the workers of North Carolina by outlawing any type of sanctuary ordinance which interferes with the federal immigration policies.

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Workers organize for $15/hour, unions

Lily Lou, News Editor

November 20, 2015

In 270 cities across the United States, including Greensboro, protesters held up signs with slogans like “Show Me $15 And A Union” and “I Am On Strike To Raise Up The South.”

This was part of a nationwide protest on Nov. 10 organized by Raise Up for $15, an organization demanding a raise in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour.

“We’ll call on corporations like McDonald’s to stop paying wages so low that we can’t make ends meet,” said the “Greensboro Worker Rally for $15 and Union Rights” Facebook event. “We’ll continue to stand up for our right to stick together in a union.

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Gay blood ban lifts in France: gay and bisexual men allowed to donate

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Marisol Touraine, France’s minister of social affairs, health and women’s rights announced on Nov. 4 that France is lifting its three-decade-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

“Giving one’s blood is an act of generosity and of civic responsibility that cannot be conditioned by sexual orientation,” said Touraine in an official statement.

This coming spring, men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate blood for the first time since 1983.

Well, sort of.

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Student organizers hold second rally to demand racial justice

Nellie Vinograd, Video Editor

November 20, 2015

For the second time this month, students gathered outside Founders Hall to make a message clear: racism at Guilford College must be addressed and ended.

After incidents of racism at colleges like the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Guilford students held a walkout and rally Nov. 12 for students of color to express their own accounts of racism on Guilford’s campus. Since then, the topic of racism has been addressed by some faculty, staff and other community members.

In response to the first demonstration, President Jane Fernandes held a discussion session in the library on Nov. 13 for community members to talk with administrators about racism.

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Student leaders create anonymous reporting form

Nicole Zelniker, World and Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

Another walkout. Another list of demands for the administration.

On Nov. 20, Guilford students gathered on Founders to discuss race on Guilford’s campus.

At the rally, student leaders shared a link to anonymously report instances of race related violence or share their testimonies of what it is like to be a person of color on campus.. For many students, this could be the difference between feeling safe at Guilford and not.

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